12/21/2010 07:11 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Winter Solstice 2010: Books About Snow, The Outdoors And Other Winter Activities (PHOTOS)

Today is the first day of winter, marked by the winter solstice, the year's shortest day. The winter solstice this year coincides with a total lunar eclipse, the first time the two events have overlapped in 372 years.

In honor of this special winter solstice, we've rounded up some of the best books about the winter. From skiing to dog sledding, winter plays host to a number of incredible events, and now's our chance to celebrate the season.

Let us know of other winter books we left off. Which are your favorites? Let us know in the comments section below.

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